Definition of inventor in English:

inventor

noun

  • A person who invented a particular process or device or who invents things as an occupation.

    • ‘If you have this device, its inventor says you can switch TVs off almost anywhere.’
    • ‘Without the innovators and the inventors, we would not have any of the things that we have today.’
    • ‘Mr James said he had always been disappointed that his innovative ancestors were not better known like other famous inventors from the past.’
    • ‘One of the schemes will help women inventors and innovators to develop their ideas and skills.’
    • ‘It is hard to say why either of these products was produced, but my guess is that the inventors felt they needed to annoy the general public.’
    • ‘They will have the opportunity to develop engineering ideas and inventions and take inspiration from fellow young inventors.’
    • ‘Here are a few of the major inventions and their inventors from the Twentieth Century.’
    • ‘Sir Tim stressed that the web came about as a collaboration with inventors and developers.’
    • ‘Let's go do it because we're a species of explorers and inventors and innovators.’
    • ‘In Europe, the development of film was for the most part left in the hands of scientists, inventors and magicians.’
    • ‘He aced in computer and science, and could make it as a scientist or even an inventor one day.’
    • ‘It was, however, for his skill and originality as an inventor that he was best known.’
    • ‘They understood something about how inventors invent and artists create new work.’
    • ‘This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!’
    • ‘Children had to have been the original inventors of beanbag chairs and soft home furnishings.’
    • ‘They conjure up images of dusty old offices, arcane inventions and oddball inventors.’
    • ‘It was easier to build a nation, even to invent one, than to run it in accordance with the original intentions of its inventors.’
    • ‘The engineers, inventors and seafarers who built the British empire are put centre stage in this confident history.’
    • ‘After several attempts, inventors developed the barbed wire that we know today.’
    • ‘I gave a workshop at the home of a scientist - an inventor of sound equipment.’
    originator, creator, innovator
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Pronunciation

inventor

/ɪnˈvɛn(t)ər//inˈven(t)ər/